Police on Wednesday arrested four people accused in the murder of the 61-year-old doctor in southwest Delhi’s Palam area on Friday.
Investigation officials said that the doctor, Ramawat Singh was shot dead by two contract killers hired by his partner’s lover, Hari Om.
“Hari Om and the doctor’s friend were in a relationship but they had a fallout recently. When Singh began seeing the woman, Hari Om objected. When all his other attempts failed, he hired two contract killers to kill Ramawat Singh,” a police official said.
Police said that while both the killers have been arrested, a friend of Hari Om has also been taken into custody on charges of supplying the murder weapon.
“Hari Om had hired the contract killers at Rs 1 lakh and the pistol to shoot Singh was supplied by his friend,” police said.
The official added that Hari Om had already paid Rs 87,000 to the assailants when the accused were arrested.
“We are also trying ascertain the role of the woman in the case or if she had any knowledge about the murder,” said an investigating officer.
Tne Ayurvedic doctor was renovating his single-room clinic. He was about to leave for home after workers left around 10 pm on Friday when a person shot him and fled.